Due to the recent outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province in China and spread internationally to countries including Thailand, Chulalongkorn University is deeply concerned about the situation and the well-being of its staff and students.
In light of this worrying health circumstance, the following health recommendations have been issued:
- All students and personnel of the university are advised to wear protective masks particularly in congested areas and to avoid exposure to those with a fever or any respiratory symptoms;
- All units within the university are advised to promote hand hygiene through provision of soap or alcohol-based hand sanitizers particularly in the event of contact with secretion from susceptible patients of 2019-nCoV;
- For students or personnel returning from overseas particularly the People’s Republic of China in the past month, if a fever or respiratory symptom is detected, please make sure to visit the Chulalongkorn University Health Service Center (Chamchuri 9 Building) at once or call Hotline: 0-2218-0000 (Emergency or Off hours) to receive proper screening, monitoring and surveillance of symptoms.
- For those from the People’s Republic of China who have not yet returned, we strongly advise that they remain there to continue monitoring the symptoms for at least two more weeks to comply with the Thai Ministry of Public Health’s announcement on this matter.
Under this highly critical health situation posing great risks to all involved, the university is compelled to elevate its health prevention and control measures in accordance with universally accepted public health standards. We ask for the kind collaboration and understanding of all members of the university community in this matter and shall be issuing more updated notifications in due time via the Chulalongkorn University’s website.